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thing if we're starting to move forward on the justice piece. >> reporter: the fbi open an investigation as officials try to sort out whether this was a protest that got out of hand or an organized terrorist attack. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the state department. >> three americans who were injured in the benghazi attack are being treated at a u.s. military hospital in germany. receipt a mans of ambassador stevens -- the remains of ambassador stevens and the three others killed will arrive back in this country tomorrow. >>> we are learning more about the attack itself. every room in that american consulate was torched, vandalized and looted. the compound on a residential street in the port city of benghazi was not heavily fortified. those attackers bombed the guard house and took over the main building and completely destroyed it and threw pieces of furniture into the pool. that raid lasted 4 1/2 hours, but somehow none of the attackers were caught or killed. >>> on the campaign trail today both side were in the battleground state of virginia. we begin with mitt rom
people. >> charlie, will we see a coordination between the fbi and american official who are coming and the libyan security officials in benghazi? >> reporter: yes, from what we understand that investigation is already under way. interestingly, we didn't see investigators at the compound. yes, they are spreading out throughout the benghazi area in the hunt for the people that are responsible for this, but the eyewitnesses we spoke to said it was a rally. it was an anti-american protest, but it was largely peaceful. what happened after that seemed to have been guided, and it wasn't out of anger. this wasn't a rally or an anti-american protest that exploded. this seemed to be an attack on the u.s. consulate. >> thank you very much. senior correspondent john miller, senior director of national intelligence along with lara logan. good morning. what do we know about the people behind the attack in benghazi? >> not much. i mean, right now we're in the stage, a critical stage, of attribution, which is how do we figure out who it was if it wasn't a spontaneous mob? given the equipment, the
for the f.b.i. investigators from the united states to come in, or are you advising them to stay away for a while? >> maybe it is better for them to stay for a little while, for a little while. but until we-- we-- we do what we have to do ourselves. but, again, we'll be there for their presence to help further the investigation. i mean, any hasty action i think is not welcomed. >> schieffer: i want to thank you very much for joining us this morning. thank you, sir. >> thank you so much. >> schieffer: and joining us now, suesap rice, the u.n. ambassador, our u.n. ambassador. madam ambassador, he said this is something that has been in the planning stages for month. i heard you were saying you think it is spontaneous? >> bob, let me tell you what we believe to be the assessment at presence. first of all, very purpose rimportantly, as you discussed, there is is an investigation that will be done by f.b.i. they are not on the ground yet but they have begun looking at all source of evidence of various sorts available to them and us. they will get on the ground and continue the investigatio
time, the state department urged all nonessential personnel to leave on commercial flights. the f.b.i. has opened an investigation and is sending agents to sift through the wreckage for evidence. and at the same time the u.s. is increasing its surveillance over libya, including the use of those unmanned drones. in addition, scott, the navy is positioning two destroyers armed with cruise missiles off the coast of libya. bottom line: this is a terrorist hunt. >> pelley: david, thank you. this is the first time a u.s. ambassador has died in the line of duty in more than 30 years. at the white house this morning, the president said this. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. and make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> pelley: christopher stevens is only the sixth u.s. ambassador in american history to be killed by terrorists. it was a shock at the state department where secretary of state hillary clinton spoke earlier. >> today many americans are asking-- indeed
to washington, and a law enforcement source said the f.b.i. would begin the investigation by interviewing the 30 american sush viefers of the attack who are now at a u.s. military wais in germany. the attackers struck at 10 p.m. local time tuesday and within 15 minutes were inside the compound firing on the main building where ambassador chris stevens, information manager sean smith, and a security officer had already begun destroying classified documents. smoke and flames from a rocket-probelled grenade which exploded on the roof, drove the security officer ow of the building, but he went back in to find stevens and smith. state department spokeswoman victoria nuland described what happened next. >> when he got to sean smith, he was already dead. he pulled him from the building. he went back into the building with additional security forces, but was unable to locate ambassador stevens before the fire overcame the building. >> reporter: the battle then shifted to an annex where two other americans, former navy seal glen doherty, and a still-un identified state department security guard were kill
by a terrorist group with links to al qaeda. as f.b.i. agents and other investigators continue to sift through all of the evidence, evidence is mounting that this was a precisely typed raid carried -- timed raid carried out by heavily armed militants. the militants attacked what was thought to be a secret safehouse right as libyan and security forces were arriving at the consulate to rescue the staff that was being evacuated. eastern libya's interior minister believes the militants were tipped off to the location by infiltrators within the consulate security force. the same minister also saying the militants were likely using the civilians protesting that anti-islam film as a cover for their attack. yesterday secretary of state hillary clinton made it very clear that the u.s. government had nothing to do with the video that prompted these protests all over the middle east. >> to us, to me personally, this video is disgusting and reprehensible. it appears to have a deeply cynical purpose to denigrate a great religion and to provoke rage. >> reporter: that rage over the video continued today in
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